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Logan Square, 1815 John F Kennedy Blvd | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool  
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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52 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
6 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Suburban Station - 6 min
125/38/44 (bus) - 1 min
Logan Circle
6 min walk

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,599+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,059+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$1,709+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,873+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$4,399+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Mini Grocery Store
    •  On-site ATM
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool  
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 52 renter reviews

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Management
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Value
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Social
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The Sterling Apartments reviews and highlights

  • Close to Trader Joes
  • Modern appliances and in-unit fixtures
  • Undergoing a major renovation project
  • Rittenhouse Square is about a 5-10 minute walk
  • Maintenance is very responsive
  • Building is a bit old but being renovated
  • Great for families
  • Some minor problems with fire alarms
  • Good amount of closet space
  • Pet rent is $50/month
  • Large bedrooms and a great living room
  • Rooftop pool and gym that have been recently renovated
  • Good management, 24/7 gym and a rooftop pool
  • Spacious layouts
  • Responsive management and e-portal for maintenance problems
  • Good amenities
  • 24 hour security and a doorman who receives packages
  • Close to the trolley, the subway, and Suburban station
  • Business center is nice
  • Affordable and a great value for the space
  • Friendly staff
  • Definitely recommend this apartment building
  • Easy trolley access makes the location very convenient
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Great amenities & Center City location

I love living at the Sterling! I'm a 1L at Penn Law. The trolley is very convenient to getting to campus (door to door in 10 minutes), and the building also offers a free shuttle. The management and building staff are friendly and extremely responsive to repairs. Very close to Trader Joe's and all the great shopping, restaurants, etc in Center City. Coming from NYC where the housing market is very expensive, I appreciate being able to live in a "luxury" building with all the amenities (package service, doorperson, pool, gym, laundry in unit!!!) on a budget. Only con is walls are a little thin.

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Great Location, Great Price, Comfortable and Safe

This apartment is clean, safe, well-organized, and comfortable. It has been a great value for the money. It's close to Rittenhouse Square and a quick trolley ride (or walk) to the law school. It is quiet and has everything I need. Management is incredibly responsive. I had never rented an apartment before coming to law school, and the Sterling made it very easy.

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Sterling is convenient, spacious, and massive

Apartments have incredible square footage and tons of natural light in each room. Quality of finishings is medium to high. Amenities, including the doorman, rooftop, etc. are top of the line and management is extremely prompt with questions/service requests.

The building is really close to the 19th/Market Trolley stop which makes it super easy to get to and from Penn's campus.

Only gripe with this place is that the backside of the building now looks into the Comcast2 offices. At times, it can be a bit annoying.

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Good Luxury Building with Few Downsides

Building itself is great, newly renovated with nice amenities (biggest rooftop pool in Philly, grill in rooftop, decent gym, study rooms). Also right next to good delis, pharmacies, dry cleaning less than a 10min walk from Trader Joes.

The biggest downsides are:
- No view (building is surrounded by tall office buildings, leaving you with views into people's offices)
- Thin windows!! The streets can get pretty loud during weekedays, so I always have to sleep with earplugs in. The shades are also terrible so eyemasks are sometimes required.
- Could be a block or 2 closer to campus, but not a dealbreaker by any means

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Good amenities, helpful staff and apartments in good shape

I love living at Sterling. The apartment is well located, a little bit outside of the Rittenhouse bubble. It is very close to the train station and to the bus station, if you use this to travel around. Also, the building has a shuttle that takes you to the university so you don't need to spend a penny with uber if you plan accordingly.

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Nice place to live

Rooftop pool, lounges and grills are great. Tech lounge is good for studying. Gym is pretty good but not the best for heavy lifting. Concierges are amazing and will help out a lot. The apartments are very modern and spacious.

The cons: windows are thin, so it gets really humid inside the apartments in the summer, so your bed and room may feel damp. The thin windows also make it really noisy, so you need to wear ear plus to bed in order to not hear the street noise too much. Also, the blinds are terrible at blocking out light, so you should wear a sleep mask to get a good night's sleep. also, the shuttle app is not reliable enough to count on it. Also, it’s decently far from Huntsman in comparison to some of the buildings closer to Rittenhouse where most Wharton students live.

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Lots of space, but the building has constant issues

My 2 Bed, 2 BR is gigantic and is in good condition since the building was just renovated. The gym is also pretty nice. The location is convenient since it's near the 19th st. trolley stop.

However the building has constant issues with fire alarms going off and power outages. I live on the JFK side of the building and the cars on the street outside are very loud. Also, basic utilities are extremely expensive (like $200 a month), so it ended up being much more expensive to live here that it originally seemed. For the price, I think the building has too many issues.

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Great Apartment with excellent facilities

Sterling is very conveniently located on JFK Blvd. Trolley at 19th Market is a 2 minute walk away, which goes directly to Wharton. Trader Joes is a 5 minute walk away. The gym is great, and the rooftop deck has amazing views with a swimming pool! The apartment is huge and has a great living room with new appliances. Overall, great apartment, and would highly recommend.

Note the only drawback is the Wharton community is not big at Sterling. Compared to 2116 Chestnut, Wannamaker (which have ~150 Wharton students each), Sterling has only ~30 Wharton students.

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Great roof deck, updated units, good management

No complaints. Location is great, right next to trolley (19 and Market) which is really convenient. Roof deck is really nice. Units are recently updated, but slightly cheap in quality. Includes washer/drier. Overall, just what I'd expect for the price!

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Great spot

Great management, beautiful new building, one of the best rooftop lounges in Philly, decent enough new and clean gym (not for powerlifting, but fine for anything else).

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 23 Recs

Cleavers
Matt & Marie’s
Farmer’s Keep
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grocery 3 Recs

Di Bruno Bros.
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 3 Recs

Rite Aid
Old Nelson Food Company
Wawa
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fitness 30 Recs

Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Focus Barre & Yoga
Philly Phitness
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parks 6 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Dilworth Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 17 Recs

Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Federal Donuts
Nook Bakery & Coffee Bar
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About Logan Square

Corporate offices and historic buildings, including City Hall, span across Logan Square. While this neighborhood is a corporate hub, its wide streets also attract city events such as the Philadelphia Marathon or Fourth of July concert.
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Clean
Trolley
Walkable
Great Location
Grocery Stores
Close to Campuses
Median rents in Logan Square
Studio
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1,450
1 Bedroom
$
1,900
2 Bedroom
$
2,750

Getting around Logan Square


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Logan Square Reviews

77 reviews
Great location for convenience - along the river, smack between Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (7-8 min walk to each). About 30 min walk to hospital or 10 min bike ride. Quiet neighborhood, not too many bars or restaurants nearby.
Very safe - neighborhood feel. Lots of families around, cute row-homes. Very close to the River Trail, which makes biking and running a breeze. About 7-10 minute walk to the trolley; about 20 min walk to Drexel.
It's not Rittenhouse, but it's not as pricey; it's not Washington, so it's not as oddly out of the way; and it's not Franklin, thank God. Logan is lots of families, a handful of schools, some great museums, a scattering of acceptable restaurants, a Whole Foods, an excellent running trail, and some of the most accessible transit options are found on Market as soon as you cross the river. Once you're off that, it's fairly quiet, and the parkway quiets down once commuting is over (unless, of course, a world-class concert or festival is taking place, and is that really that much of a problem?) and the walk from Logan into Center City is a breeze.
Pros: Culturally rich place - near the museum district; 15-30 min walk will take you everywhere - Old City, Chinatown, South St., University City, etc. (Well perhaps that's true for everywhere east of Schuylkill) Work, Play, and Shop within walkable distance - really, no need for a car. (if you need one, car/bikeshare is everywhere here.)

Cons: JFK and Market st. can be quite noisy with cars and fire engines from the nearby fire dept - some people may have difficulties sleeping at night due to that.
Logan Square is top tier and has been ranked the nicest neighborhood in Philly. You are in walking distance to two grocery stores (Trader Joe's and Whole Foods) and can go anywhere in center city in under 20 minutes walking. Walking from here to Annenberg takes approximately 30 minutes. Biking takes 10.
I live at 21 and market, which is a few blocks north of Rittenhouse but I would classify my neighborhood more as Rittenhouse than as Logan Square. Live next to the Trader Joe's ad 3 blocks from Whole Foods. Tons of restaurants/coffee shops within easy walking distance as well as a 7/11, CVS, and Rite Aid.
It's a business district so it's dead at night, but it's a a 5-10 minute walk to Rittenhouse square so it doesn't make much of a difference. Its also a 5 minute walk from Trader Joe's.
Getting to 2401 is a little bit of a pain. Taking the trolley to campus is great.
Logan Square is a great neighborhood. It is very close to the bars in Center City, but has a more secluded feel than something like Rittenhouse or Old City.

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